Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 301: Ravioli Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Time (Start to Finish): 3 hours

¾ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ½ cups flour (plus more for rolling)
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt

strawberry jam
chocolate chips


1. In a bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together.
2. Add the eggs, vanilla and scrape the bowl
3. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. If the dough is really wet, you may need to add more flour, I did
4. Roll the dough into 2 or 4 balls (depending on if you want to make them all) and wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.
5. Preheat oven to 375F
6. Roll out the dough and cut into squares, about 2 inches each side, and about a quarter inch thick
7. Place them on the cookie sheet, they will spread a tad, and place a dollop of jam in the center, and a couple chocolate chips
8. Take a little milk and rub it along the edges of each square. Place a second rolled out square on top and press with a fork around the edges so it seals and looks like a ravioli!
9. Brush the top of each cookie with milk and sprinkle with sugar. You can use larger grained sugar if you want to make it look even more pretty.
10. Bake for 15 min or until the edges begin to brown, and enjoy with a glass of milk!

Rating: 3.5 strawberries
Notes: I have been wanting to make these for a long time, and I wanted to fill them with a cream cheese or white chocolate, but it turned out to be chips and jam. The chops didn’t melt like I wanted, and they are better hot than cold, so I suggest if you make these, try a different filling. A date filling would make for a fig newton type cookie, or cheesecake filling. I like the way they look, and they are a person stopper. People always want to eat one to find out whats inside! I think you should give them a try. Oh, and the sugar cookie recipe is nice and simple. Feel free to add lime or lemon zest to give it a kick!

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